Graduate School Listings and Rankings
"This page contains links to U.S. psychology Ph.D. programs grouped by research area and
ranked in quality according to the Princeton Review's 'Gourman Report of Graduate
by Bruce Gottleib, Slate, August 31, 1999. A caveat about the US News rankings.
All new rankings of nearly 6000 graduate programs at 418 universities. Rankings include new
data from NSF on where recent PhDs got jobs, how they were funded, and more.
The National Research Council's 1994 ratings of graduate programs are available as Excel 5.0 spreadsheets. (This is part of the information used in the previous version of PhDs.org rankings)
This website provides advice and guidance for prospective graduate students in the biomedical and biological sciences. Because of the importance of funding in graduate education, this website concentrates on schools and programs that are well-funded by the National Institutes of Health.
A list compiled by Mitchell Watnik
A list of links to mathematics departments in the US, courtesy of Harvey Mudd College.
An extensive list of math department home pages, journals, and pre-print sources.
"TheCenter determines the Top American Research Universities by their rank on nine different measures: Total Research, Federal Research, Endowment Assets, Annual Giving, National Academy Members, Faculty Awards, Doctorates Granted, Postdoctoral Appointees, and Median SAT Scores."
The top 20 American research universities according to the 2005 (London) Times Higher
Comprehensive set of overviews of graduate programs in all of the sciences.
Statistics on research institutions in the midwest courtesy of the Midwest Research
These rankings provide a somewhat less academic perspective. They cover everything from academics and athletics to politics and parties and give a sense of what life on campus is like. You have to leave the office every once in awhile!
"How did Portland State and Arlington get their incorrect ranks? Robert J. Morse, director of
data research for U.S. News, blamed technology errors by the company hired by the magazine to
conduct its surveys for the graduate rankings. 'There was an error in data output,' he said."
An interesting ranking of world universities based on their web presences.
Bare-bones listings of 30,000+ graduate programs in the US and abroad.
"The NCA 2004 Doctoral Reputational Study invited the participation of all programs that
offer the Ph.D. in communication. The study evaluated programs and organized them by
rankings in the following specialty areas: communication and technology,
critical-cultural communication, health communication, intercultural-international
communication, interpersonal- small group communication, mass communication,
organizational communication, political communication, and rhetorical communication."
US News and World Report lists the top 25 programs in a variety of disciplines. They have additional rankings for subspecialties.
November 23, 2005, Inside Higher Ed "The National Research Council formally got under way on
Tuesday with its new assessment of doctoral programs, which has had a makeover since the
heavily used and widely respected review was last conducted in 1995."
by Saunders Mac Lane, Notices of the AMS, April, 1996. Comments on the NRC's methodology. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)
A collection of rankings assembled by the UIUC library.
A list of psychology graduate programs assembled by Hanover College.
Results of a 1996-97 APA survey.
Get the inside scoop on graduate and (primarily) undergraduate programs.
"Upon retrieving The Gourman Report from the LSU library, I was informed by the reference
librarian on duty that this volume was provided to patrons upon request, but only with a
standard warning reflected in the concluding statement of a review of the Report that
appeared in the Wilson Library Bulletin, 'Only an irresponsible reference librarian would
add [the Gourman Report] to a collection'"